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Portalus Games | Official Site
MMORPG | Setting:Historical | Status:Final  (rel 01/22/08)  | Pub:Portalus Games
PVP:Yes | Distribution:Download | Retail Price:Free | Pay Type:Hybrid | Monthly Fee:$14.99
System Req: PC | ESRB:TOut of date info? Let us know!

Pirates of the Burning Sea

Pirates of the Burning Sea is an MMORPG from Portalus Games in which players captain their own ship as a pirate, adventurer (a sort of privateer/merchant hybrid) or naval officer, with avatars being highly customizable. The game focuses on real time PvE and PvP combat, with players controlling their ships' heading, speed, special abilities and attacks. In addition to impromptu encounters, it is also possible to conquer enemy ports and take on missions, some of which follow an ongoing story as your character develops. The game is free-to-play with premium content and optional subscriptions available.


  • Three Nations | Start your adventure as a representative of England, France, or Spain, or choose to be a pirate instead.
  • Five Careers | Choose from the five careers of Naval Officer, Privateer, Freetrader, Buccaneer, and Cutthroat.
  • Ship Combat | Take to the high seas with one of 150+ historical ships and participate in tactical ship combat.
  • Swashbuckling | Engage in land combat with the four styles of Fencing, Florentine, Dirty Fighting, and Brawling.
  • Port Control | Fight for control of over 80 Caribbean ports.
  • Elections and Economy | Get elected as Port Governor or participate in the game's player-driven economy.
  • Custom Flags and Sails | Create your own flags and sail patterns in Pirates of the Burning Sea.

Latest Features

  • Our Official F2P Review
  • Review created on 7/26/12
  • We're revisiting Flying Lab Software's seafaring MMO, Pirates of the Burning Sea, in our latest official review. Has the game improved since switching over to the free-to-play model? Read on to find out!
  • Pirates of the Burning Sea Re-Review
  • Review created on 3/11/10
  •'s Bill Murphy reports on his travels across the ocean blue in this re-review of Flying Lab Software's swashbucklin' MMOG.
  • Looking at the Early Game
  • General Article created on 3/5/10
  • In preparation for his full blown review,'s Bill Murphy takes a look at, and gives us his impressions of, the early game for Flying Lab Software's Pirates of the Burning Sea.
  • Power and Prestige Expansion
  • Interviews created on 10/5/09
  • CEO Russell Williams and Associate Producer Janice Von Itter talk about how they're ramping up the political game in this free expansion to PotBS.
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